Christopher Nolan Is The New Favourite To Direct 'Bond 25'

Bond with a Hans Zimmer score?

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Now that Denis Villeneuve has confirmed that he will not be taking the reigns on the latest Bond gig (although he'd like to), the door is open for another high profile director to take on the biggest franchise in film, and it looks like it might just be Christopher Nolan.

A Spanish website dedicated to 007 is reporting that the Dunkirk, Batman and Inception director is all-but locked in for the job, citing two sources from the UK and US, adding that the official announcement will be made sometime in January or February 2018.

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While the news might sound speculative, Bond franchise chief Barbara Broccoli recently claimed that a major announcement for the next movie was due to arrive in the new year, stating:

"We've got the biggest and most important piece in place, which is Daniel [Craig]. I'm very happy that he's coming back. So, to me, that's the crucial thing… We've got our Daniel; we've got to find the director. We're working on the script and we'll see… Hopefully by the beginning of the year we'll have more news on all those fronts."

On top of all these tasty rumours, bookmakers have cut the odds on Nolan to direct Bond 25, with Ladbrokes currently offering him as 2/1 favourite.

Those are good odds.

And finally, Nolan is even on the record as being interested in the job; admitting that there have been talks with the franchise's producers about directing in the past.

"A Bond movie, definitely," Nolan said in an interview with Playboy earlier this year. "I've spoken to the producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson over the years.

"I deeply love the character, and I'm always excited to see what they do with it," he added. "Maybe one day that would work out. You'd have to be needed, if you know what I mean. It has to need reinvention; it has to need you. And they're getting along very well."

Do it, Chris. And bring Hans Zimmer along for the score.

WOHHHHHM.